Senior SAP Architects must have advanced SAP Netweaver and SAP HANA certifications, associated to a strong infrastructure and virtualization knowledge demonstrated through certifications from vendors in these areas (VMware, SUSE, RedHat, Cisco, etc), with current working experience for large enterprise customers. The successful candidate will have proven experience in leading the sale and delivery of advisory consulting services, development of business cases, design of solution architectures, and multi-phased, complex technical migration programs. In addition, a successful candidate must be able to understand complex IT and business problems and apply technology and product portfolio knowledge to solve customer problems in a consultative manner and articulate the advantages of infrastructure optimization and technology solutions as well as explain the competitive advantage and ROI achieved through various alternatives.
Essential Job Functions:
Engage in pre-sales architecture, for qualification of opportunities for Virtustream Services and for Sales Team Support
Design infrastructure architectures and develop migration roadmaps for SAP to private, public, and hybrid cloud, involving leading virtualization technologies
Lead the effort of quoting, documenting, presenting and defending the designed solution
Design high-impact IT transformation programs targeted at SAP applications infrastructures through the use of Cloud Computing and other related technologies
Ability to design infrastructure architectures for non -SAP components adjacent to SAP System Landscapes
Identify opportunities for engagement expansion within existing accounts
Manage complex change programs involving client, Virtustream and other vendor personnel
Maintain a public-facing thought leadership presence, actively contributing to the public dialogue about SAP technologies (like SAP HANA), virtualization and cloud services
Work as part of a specialized team that focused on the SAP's Database & Technology cloud solutions. This includes everything from standard SAP architecture to innovative in-memory HANA Database, Business Objects and Sybase solutions
Expert knowledge of SAP technologies (SAP Basis, SAP HANA, SBOP, Vora, IQ, ASE, LVM, SSM, etc)
SAP Basis experience that ranges from consulting (implementations, migrations, upgrades), operations management and project management to sales, as well as IT infrastructure integration aspects (connectivity, performance, high availability, disaster recovery, security) of SAP applications and databases (SAP HANA and others). Experience with heterogeneous environments and OS/DB migrations preferred.
Strong knowledge of Virtualization and Networking demonstrated either through relevant working experience or certifications (RHCDS/RHCA, VCAP/VCDX, CCNE, CCIA, MCA, etc)
World-class technical skills and experience designing and implementing IT infrastructure solutions for SAP applications, involving virtualization and cloud technologies.
Extensive knowledge of the Cloud market and the key vendor offerings
Working knowledge of ITIL, with preference for working experience on IT operations management either as a customer or with key outsourcers
Understanding of different cloud models and their relevance/impact for existing SAP applications (SaaS, PaaS and IaaS)
Understanding of key security and compliance frameworks is considered an important plus
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and an aptitude for leveraging social media tools to expand presence and reach.
Demonstrated experience communicating value, progress, and metrics (status) of key projects to required stakeholders and diverse audiences (technical and business)
Ability to work as part of a geographically dispersed team
Native Dutch speaker with Strong oral and written communication skills in English. Skills in Flemish is a plus.
Willingness to travel up to 50%
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Job Family: Virtustream Job ID: R66498